Brain Injuries

Like spinal cord injuries, brain injuries or head injuries, or concussions or traumatic brain injuries fall into two broad categories: traumatic or non-traumatic. We focus on injuries due to trauma that result from:

Treatment for traumatic injuries typically involves emergency care or surgery to repair the immediate damage, and then long-term physical therapies or medications to limit or recover from the resulting neurological or brain impairment.

Our firm keeps up with the most advanced thinking and treatments around the world and has connections and experience finding and dealing with the best doctors for any and all such claims. We do our best to make sure that our clients or the victims are fairly compensated.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

While a person might exhibit signs of having suffered a TBI immediately after an event, it is also possible that the first signs will not appear until days, even weeks, later. Some brain injury symptoms include:

  • Dizziness or Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis
  • Physical, Social or Emotional Changes
  • Seizures
  • Sensory or Perceptual Changes
  • Speech and Language Changes
  • Treatment

An individual’s treatment plan will depend upon the nature of the brain injury. While cautioning that very little about brain injury is orderly, the BIAA endorses this “Treatment Continuum”:

Brain Injury Care

Image Source: Brain Injury Association of America

TBI Prognosis

Some people are able to make a complete or near recovery from a TBI, but many others will experience long-term and possibly permanent changes that could substantially affect their lives and their families’ lives. Doctors and medical experts can use various methods to determine a person’s prognosis with neuropsychological testing and radiological imaging such as:

  • Computed Tomography (CT) scans
  • Diffuse Tensor Imaging (DTI) imaging
  • Functional MRI (fMRI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

Brain Injury Compensation

While TBI victims receive some assistance from disability insurance, health insurance, Social Security disability, or Worker’s Compensation, our Columbus brain injury attorneys can help recover damages for:

  • Continuing nursing care
  • Loss of work
  • Medication costs
  • Sacrifices of family members
  • Treatment and rehabilitation expenses